“Make mistakes, but learn from them” is the advice Mahesh R. Patel, founder of Universal Whisky Experience and Bespoke Spirits, would give to college students. Mahesh made history when buying the world’s first most expensive whisky bottle ‘The Dalmore Trinitas’ valued at $165,000 back in October 2010, and he admits that he launched his business so that he can live his passion. Universal Whisky Experience gathers whisky connoisseurs, collectors and enthusiasts for an exclusive whiskey event; while Bespoke Spirits is dedicated to finding the best handcrafted, limited-release, and small-batch spirits from around the world. Born in Uganda and raised in the UK, Mahesh discusses the difficulties of starting a business abroad and the importance of following one’s dreams. Find out what he is doing now to really focus on his goals.